By Alan Hutton

9th Jul, 2020 | 8:00am

'He's Excellent' - Hutton Exclusive: My ex-teammate may join Celtic after big development

Alan Hutton has touted Wigan Athletic goalkeeper David Marshall as an “excellent” cut-price option to replace Fraser Forster at Celtic.

The former Rangers and Scotland defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, believes the 35-year-old would have no trouble returning to Parkhead after coming through the Bhoys’ youth ranks.

As revealed by Football Insider, Marshall is on the Hoops’ shortlist of potential targets and the door has swung open for a move after Wigan went into administration.

Hutton, who played with the shot-stopper on Scotland duty and believes he could successfully fill the goalkeeping void at his boyhood club.

Hutton told Football Insider: “He’s an excellent goalkeeper, I’ve obviously played with him through Scotland and I’ve really seen him grow as a player, as a leader.

“I think he’s a great option to have, especially money-wise, it’s not going to cost a great deal to get him there with wages and stuff. 

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“He knows the club, he knows it inside out and everything that comes with it – the pressure that’s on you to win every week. He understands that and he can deal with that.

“It’s a very, very good option to have, I still believe he’s probably second or third option in Neil Lennon’s mind but a very good, strong goalkeeper to have waiting to come in.” 

Born in Glasgow, Marshall made 28 appearances for Celtic after coming through the Bhoys’ academy.

He has 33 Scotland caps under his belt, while he has played 35 times across all competitions for Wigan this season.

In other Celtic news, a Bhoy with just seven SPL starts has been tipped to be dazzling Lennon on the training ground.

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